MLB Reacting to 3 Astros players being hit by pitches vs. the Royals | Get Up
I don’t think the royals are going to want to. You know hit guys with the bases loaded even in a in a summer camp game, but the third one is the one that really bothers me and even though it may not have been intentional. If you start seeing astros players getting hit up and in above the shoulders in the head in the hands, major baseball is going to shut it down right away. This sport already has a black guy right now, amongst the fans there’s a lot of people out there that didn’t, like the labor strife and the back and forth and there’s even more people that, if i’m only going to get 60 games. Let me watch 60 clean games. I don’t want to see the astros getting plucked left and right and i do believe that major league baseball will step in if this is a problem. Well, i i wonder if there are people out there who sort of do want to see that let’s put that aside for the moment under normal circumstances, baseball as it has been known for the last 150 years, these guys were going to get plunked as the season Went along but do you feel it will be different based upon forgetting the the covid circumstances, but the 60 game schedule in which every game means so much to every team every game i think that’s, exactly it greeny, i think times have changed now.
Will there be pitchers that want revenge, absolutely there’s, always a guy that thinks he got cheated by the astros, maybe gave up a couple home runs in the last few years and he might hit somebody left and right.
I think my point is that if you start seeing guys getting hit up and in during this, this covet pandemic, when we’re really trying to protect players and we’re, going to do everything possible to make sure this is a clean 60 games. I don’t believe major league baseball will allow beanball wars to happen, but if we go back 118 days tax, which is when the season was supposed to have begun, what would your expectation have been then about what the astros could be expecting and and to that degree, I suppose i would ask how you think: it’s changed yeah, i think there’ll be. There would have been a lot more hit by pitchers because think about it. The astros go go on the road they go to texas or seattle. One of the places you know in their division, the fans in those ballparks want to see the astros get hit, and so the pitchers are getting. You know, they’re getting their emotions up and, and maybe the astros get a few hits in a row. You hear the trash cans banging in the stands. The pitcher says all right i’m going to send a message here. I think that would have happened a lot more.
If we didn’t have, you know, coveted hit and no fans in the stands, but i think baseball’s changed right now, yeah. I agree it’s just remarkable how long ago, all of that seems and the degree to which it’s resurrected i’ll admit.
I saw that stuff come across twitter yesterday and my first reaction was oh yeah. I forgot all about that. Everybody hates the astros, and this is going to be a thing. So let me turn to my football players here, guys you, you come from a sport in which it it sort of polices itself a little bit differently but marcus. What was your reaction yesterday when you first heard three astros got hit by pitches and what do you make of the whole thing? My reaction immediately went back to the cheating scandal um. Obviously, this is something that i enjoyed big text talking about and jessica mendoza and all of our baseball buster, all of them talking about the way that these guys would be uh treated during the baseball season, and, to be honest with you g, it was shocking to Me um and i get it i get that teams are mad, i get their teams or feel slighted and cheated, but i got ta say a 98 mile an hour fastball at a dude cause. He cheated could end up way worse than you planned on just getting revenge, so it was it was. It was eye opening um for me to hear all of our great people talk about baseball about guys getting hit with pitches.
This is not like football, where you can put on a big hit, or you have beef with a guy, and you want to knock him silly because he’s padded up and he expects to be hit in baseball man, you’re playing with some dangerous territory.
If you plan on that, being your revenge all season long and and to be honest with you, i know people are emotional about it and you got fans that want to see it i’m. Gon na be honest with you, uh g and big text. I don’t want to see baseball players get hit by 90 mile, an hour fastballs. My son plays, and he gets hit by these little noodle arms, uh, kids, that that play against. So to imagine that ball coming like that and hitting these dudes because of what happened. Um it bothers me, it scares me in a way because once you do lose that control and somebody get hit the wrong way, then we’re not talking about the astros cheating anymore. What do you think about it? Rc? No, i mean, i think this is part of the unwritten rules of baseball and i love the fact that texts went through and you went through different scenarios because i’m around baseball players all the time at my training facility, and they talk to me about the certain Places you’re supposed to hit baseball players if you’re trying to send a message: you’re not going up and then you’re not going above the shoulders, and so this wasn’t surprising at all i mean baseball, is one of those sports where they just get pissed off about everything.
You hit a home run and you carry the bat down the first base line too much that guy is going to get hit if you hit a home run and you flip the bat toward the dugout that dude’s gon na get hit.
What i just feel like is they got too much time in the clubhouse all day, eating popeye’s chicken and getting the drink budweiser because listen! This is how baseball works, and so for me i know things probably will change, because there aren’t fans in the stadium, because there’s not going to necessarily be that adrenaline that a pitcher might normally have has have. But these guys are going to get hit by some pitches. There are going to be some messages sent because that’s the way the sport works, and i don’t necessarily think that we will get it to the degree that we would have, but we’re definitely going to see some of these pitchers, who are still upset, send some messages. So, just to give you the final word on this text and you’ll come back a little later for some other stuff, as the season starts tomorrow by the way. But but the final word on all of this is there is: there is payback which has been a part of the sport forever, but you’re telling us if it gets out of hand, if you feel it starts to get out of hand, baseball has to crack down On this thing, even more quickly under these circumstances than they otherwise ordinarily might yes, i agree green because i do believe times have changed and, and there have, there have been multiple instances during my career, where i got hit up and in that on purpose – and i Was mad i was like ryan man, maybe i wasn’t you know uh chicken and beer fueled at the time, but i was mad at that.
What i don’t want to see is. I don’t want to see a really good astros team taken out of their element.